Wolverhampton Wanderers this week agreed a new contract with goalkeeper John Ruddy.

The 34-year-old will be sticking around for another year after mulling over the proposal.

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Ruddy has been playing backup to Rui Patricio since the Portuguese was signed in 2018.

He’s only made a handful of appearance over the past few years.

But the club clearly value Ruddy and his character.

The move went down pretty well with fans on social media, and legendary former Molineux striker Steve Bull has also given the decision his seal of approval.

He told the Express & Star: “He has been brilliant ever since coming in from Norwich.

“You always want people like him in the dressing room who really commit themselves

 

“From everything you hear, John is great in that changing room, he works hard, so I’m glad to see him staying on.”

Ruddy has made 66 appearances for the club to date, and kept an impressive 34 clean sheets.

Patricio is currently being linked with a move to AS Roma, but there have been claims Jose Sa will be signed as a replacement if he does depart, meaning Ruddy would continue in his role as backup.

Ruddy presence will be important

It’s a good thing Ruddy will be around for another year.

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His presence is potentially going to be very important this coming season.

As a senior member of the squad, it’ll be on the likes of him to help with the transition of new manager Bruno Lage.

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